The '''Cuban American National Foundation''' (CANF) is a Cuban exile
organization. Established in Florida in 1981 by Jorge Mas Canosa
and Raul Masvidal
, CANF is an organization with numerous members in the United States and other countries.
Following the death of its founder in 1997, CANF began to lose its ideological cohesion provided by Mas Canosa, which led a substantial segment of its membership to split and form the Cuban Liberty Council
CANF used to be a strong advocate for isolation of Cuba by the USA but in April 2009 they published an article calling for lifting US restrictions on aid and travel to Cuba, and aiding civil society groups there. The shift might promote a new phase in the USA-Cuba relations
CANF has offices in Miami
, Washington, D.C.
and New Jersey
and chapters in Los Angeles
, the greater New York
, several cities in Florida